Children become less physically active as they move through school
Children spend less time doing physical activity as they progress through primary school, research has found.
A team at University of Bristol tracked the physical activity levels of 1,300 children in year one, aged five to six, over a week using an accelerometer to measure movement.
They then repeated this measurement three years later, finding children spend more time sedentary as they progress from year one to year four (aged eight to nine).
of 10-11 year old children in England were obese in 2015-16, according to figures collected through the National Child Measurement Programme
Researchers also found a third of boys and two-thirds of girls aged eight to nine were failing to meet the recommended one hour of daily...
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